Nutrition, Immunology and Cancer: An Overview

  • Bob G. Sanders
  • Kimberly Kline
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 369)


With the decline in death from infectious diseases in the Western world, cancer has become a leading cause of death, second only to cardiovascular diseases. Projections by the American Cancer Society (1993) are that cancer will develop in one person in three in the United States and that one out of five deaths will be due to cancer. Estimates by the National Cancer Institute that 35% of all cancer deaths may be linked to improper diet points to the belief that nutrition may either help cause or help prevent cancer in humans (Wattenberg, 1985; Kline, 1986; Henderson et al., 1991).


Natural Killer Cell Retinoic Acid Human Breast Cancer Cell Immune Response System Cytokine Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bob G. Sanders
    • 1
  • Kimberly Kline
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of TexasAustinUSA

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